Yarmuth: Congressional Help for Postal Service is a Long Shot

The U.S. Postal Service is on the brink of defaulting on its employee pension obligations and is asking congressional leaders for assistance, but U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., says lawmakers may have too much on their plate to help the ailing agency. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe told a Senate committee Tuesday the agency was likely […]

The U.S. Postal Service: What's Next?

When was the last time you received a handwritten letter? Or used your local post office for business purposes? The United States Postal Service sure wishes you would. In a society where “snail mail” is swiftly becoming replaced by fast-paced Internet technology, the United States Postal Service is working to ensure that it remains an integral part of everyday American life. Join us Thursday as we discuss the past, present, and future of the United States Postal Service, an iconic American tradition.   Listen to the Show

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Post Offices Won't Stay Open Until Midnight On Tax Day

A decades-long tradition of post offices staying open until midnight on tax deadline day has ended.  As a courtesy, many post offices traditionally stayed open until midnight so last-minute tax-filers could get their returns postmarked by deadline.   In an effort to cut costs, the United States Postal Service is closing its post offices at […]